Remains of Lori Vallow’s son JJ, 7, and his sister Tylee, 17, are found at her husband Chad Daybell’s home as he is charged with ‘concealing and destroying the bodies’
Relatives on Wednesday confirmed that the remains found on Chad Daybell’s property in Salem, Idaho, on Tuesday belonged to Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and Tylee Ryan
Dooms day author Chad Daybell, 51, is facing two felony charges in the disappearance of his wife Lori Vallow’s children
The announcement came as Chad’s bail was set at $1million when he appeared in court to face two felony charges for destruction or concealment of evidence
After she was extradited from Hawaii four months ago, Vallow has been behind bars in Idaho on charges of neglect and desertion related to her children’s disappearance
It is unclear whether prosecutors are preparing to file new charges against her following the body recovery
It’s been seven months since police first began searching for the children – Tylee Ryan disappeared on Sept 8, while Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow was last seen Sept 22, 2019
Authorities have faced criticism over the speed of the investigation, especially with the news that the bodies were hidden in a place that had already been searched in January
Chad Daybell is being held in jail on $1m bail after the discovery of the remains of his new wife’s missing children on his Salem, Idaho property. He is accused of having ‘willfully’ concealed or helped another person conceal the bodies, knowing that they were about to be submitted as evidence in a criminal investigation.
Family members have confirmed that remains found Tuesday on the property of Lori Vallow’s newly wed husband, Chad Daybell, belong to her seven-year-old son, Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow, and 17-year-old daughter, Tylee Ryan.
JJ’s grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock, made the heartbreaking confirmation on Wednesday, hours after the remains were discovered buried in the backyard of the home in Salem, Idaho, a day earlier.
The announcement came as Chad appeared in court to face two felony charges for destruction or concealment of evidence on Wednesday. His bail was set at $1million.
According to a charging document, Chad ‘willfully’ concealed or helped another person conceal the bodies, knowing that they were about to be submitted as evidence in a criminal investigation.
Family members have confirmed that remains found on the property of Lori Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell were identified as Vallow’s 17-year-old daughter, Tylee Ryan [left], and her seven-year-old son, Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow
The second count ranges from the day before Joshua JJ Vallow disappeared -on September 22, 2019 to June 9, 2020.
Lori Vallow, the children’s mother has spent the past four months in custody on charges of abandonment and desertion in connection with the children’s disappearance. It is unclear whether prosecutors are preparing to file additional charges against her following the recovery of the bodies.
Idaho law enforcement officials and FBI agents leading the investigation have faced criticism over how long it’s taken to discover what happened to the children in the seven months since they were first reported missing.
That criticism was heightened with the revelation that the kids were buried in such an obvious location, which had been previously searched in January.
Chad Daybell and his attorney John Prior are seen during a video court appearance on Wednesday. He faces face two felony charges for destruction or concealment of evidence. Bail was set at $1M
Ariel shots show authorities using backhoes to dig around the property. They confirmed that two sets of human remains were found on Daybell’s Idaho farm Tuesday
Daybell, 51, is facing two felony charges in the disappearance of his wife Lori Vallow’s children. Vallow is currently been held on charges of neglect and desertion related to her children’s disappearance
He was joined by his attorney John Prior while Judge Farren Eddins and Prosecutor Rob Wood called in from their respective offices.
Dressed in a gray striped jail jumpsuit, Chad acknowledged the charges against him in a quiet, low voice.
Prior requested to have bail set at $100,000, arguing that his client had no intention of leaving town.
But Judge Eddins ultimately set it much higher at $1million, given the seriousness of the case and the fact that Chad previously fled from Idaho after police first began asking questions about the children back in November.
JJ’s grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock, issued the statement acknowledging the grisly discovery and subsequent confirmations on Wednesday
Chad would have to post 10 percent of that bail – or $100,000 – to be released. Should he manage to do that he will be required to wear an ankle monitor, will be forced to remain within a boundary of four nearby counties, and cannot have contact with the victims’ families.
The pair of Daybell, the prolific Doomsday author, alleged cut leader and former grave digger and the children’s mother Lori Vallow, whom she married less than two months after her kids vanished had steadfastly refused to say where the children were, insisting that they were safe in the face of repeated inquiries from family and the authorities.
The last known sighting of 17-year-old Tylee was on September 8, when she visited Yellowstone National Park with her family. JJ, who would have turned eight last month, was last seen two weeks later on September 23.
While some relatives believed that Lori would never hurt her kids, others have long feared that they could be dead.
In a statement after the remains were identified, JJ and Tylee’s families wrote: ‘The Woodcock’s and The Ryan’s are confirming that the human remains found by Law enforcement on Chad Daybell’s property are indeed our beloved JJ and Tylee.
‘We are filled with unfathomable sadness that these two bright stars were stolen from us, and only hope that they died without pain or suffering.’
The families added that police will be issuing a statement with an official confirmation soon.